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Does anyone know any fun Valentine's Day activity?

Jan 26, 2013 8:40pm

Hi all, I am planning to create some Valentine's Day activities for my second graders that incorporate either math or ELA. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • Arts / English Language Arts / Math
  • Pre K-2
  • Class Culture

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    • Jan 29, 2013 7:04am

      Another idea that I've done in the past is conversation heart poetry. Kids get conversation hearts and have to construct poems using them as the basis. It's a lot of fun!

      • Jan 29, 2013 7:49pm

        I always have my students fill out a "lunch questionnaire" answering questions about their favorite lunchtime foods. Then, I randomly pass the questionnaires out to the members of the class. The class makes lunch on Valentine's Day for their Secret Valentine and in return, gets a lunch from their Secret Valentine. I encourage the students to "decorate" the lunch in a fun, festive bag for their Valentine to make it more fun. It's a lot of fun and a good way to incorporate some character education into your curriculum as you talk about friendship and caring for others. Have fun!

        • Jan 31, 2013 6:24am

          One of the most inspirational activities our class did was when we made cards for US servicemen overseas that were along the lines of a Hallmark card that they could give to one another. We divided up the cards into different categories such as a Valentine's Day: sonnet, haiku, limerick, free verse, acrostic, ballad, etc. There were categories for each level of student. Our most visual students drew pictures, and our most advanced even made a villanelle. .
          Each student made about 15-20 cards and we sent about 800 cards in total. We even put suggested prices on them with no one being more than 50 cents.